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123 Reg – Online Experts?

Wooow. Honestly, this blew my tiny mind. Ok, so I had a customer who uses 123-Reg’s super duper website builder CMS thingy. All good, right? Hmm… So they had the eCommerce bolt-on and ran their online store from this “CMS” that was provided by the dodgiest URL ive ever seen in my life; https://online-experts.agency/ Like, […]

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CBD Domain Names For Sale

My company work for a few different areas of business, one of which is the CBD/Hemp industry. Its amazing to be part of such an explosive industry. Anyway, I was part of a new company formation last year (since sold shares) and during the inception of the business and formation of business plans we “harvested” […]

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Securing phpMyAdmin… the Easy Way… any OS, any version…

We work with various servers at work, and one of the areas that gets targeted the most by bots and stuff, seems to be the phpmyadmin login page. Now, you could obfuscate the folder name to throw them off the scent… but that probably means renaming loads of things other than the core foldername & […]

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An Open Letter To Anyone Working With a Digital Agency

Ok, so this is something that ive been thinking about putting out there for a while. Many of you know that my day job is working at a digital agency, we make websites, we do marketing, we work with code & pixels and help people use the internet to run or grow their businesses. This […]

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Phone Screen Repairs – New Business Venture

Ive always had an interest in technology, I played with computers from an early age (1992/1992) and had a mobile phone from the age of 13 onwards. I always played around with the devices I owed, from adding GPS support and the TomTom software to an old Symbian Nokia phone, through to hacking my HTC […]

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Cryptocurrency has ZERO use in the real world!

Note: I started this article after a long Cryptocurrency discussion with a friend, but the post ended up being a bit of a ramble so I apologise in advance! Clickbait? Perhaps. I dont share the view of the post title but someone said this to me the other day and it got me thinking. Were […]

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Website owners beware – terrorist attacks on your websites too

Its hard to ignore the current disputes between ISIS and the rest of the world. Every news program and social feed contains links to videos and articles about this horrible ordeal, and it looks like its now also spread to the digital world. I was messaged by a customer who said that their website had been […]

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Chill the hell out about “Your Data”

Every single day I hear a news report about how some new app is stealin your interwebz or how some new “thing” poses a danger to information stored about you on the web, and within offline systems like the NHS. This morning on the radio they were talking about a new scheme that the NHS are starting to roll out […]

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Weblog Work/Technical

Internet killed the [everything] star

I often hear people talking about how “the internet has killed the high street” and to be honest, i’m getting really sick of it! The internet didn’t kill the highstreet – they did that all by themselves! In actual fact the high street could massively benefit from the internet if the town centre businesses started […]

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301 Redirects – How to redirect a website – Lots of Methods!

301 Redirects A 301 redirect is the most efficient and Search Engine Friendly method for webpage redirection. It’s not that hard to implement and it can preserve your search engine rankings for that particular page. If you have to change file names or move pages around, it’s the safest option. The code “301” mean the […]